MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Manon Lescaut at the Met

649x486_manon_lescaut_introduction (1)Here’s my Playbill essay for the Met’s new production of Manon Lescaut:

Following the world premiere of Manon Lescaut on February 1, 1893, thechorus of critical praise included the observation that, with his new opera,“Puccini stands revealed for what he is: one of the strongest, if not the strongest, of the young Italian opera composers.”

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